Yankees sustain spirited start


    AARON Judge homered for a career-high fourth straight game, Gio Urshela hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees continued their hot start to the abbreviated season with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

    The Yankees won their fifth straight, thanks to the early power by Judge and Urshela and now have 14 homers in their first seven games while getting off to a 6-1 start.

    Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run double off Masahiro Tanaka as Boston lost for the 10th time in its last 11 games at Yankee Stadium, including the fifth straight.

    Tanaka returned from a mild concussion— sustained when he was struck by a line drive by Giancarlo Stanton on July 4— and allowed two runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out three, walked one, threw 51 pitches and was lifted after Bogaerts doubled.

    In other games, it was the Angels 5, Astros 4 (10 innings); Dodgers 11, Diamondbacks 2; Athletics 3, Mariners 2 (10 innings); Orioles 5, Rays 4 (11 innings); Cubs 4, Pirates 3; Twins 3, Indians 0; Braves 7, Mets 1; Rockies 6, Padres 1; Giants 7, Rangers 3; White Sox 11, Royals 5.— Field Level Media